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the Idiots Guide To: Interior Door Painting

Discussion in '1994-2004 V6 Mustang Appearance & Entertainment' started by Duke, May 26, 2008.

  1. Duke

    Duke God

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    Well, here we go!

    Supplies:
    Krylon Outdoor Vinyl Satin Black spray paint
    Masking tape some some kind (I used painter's tape)
    Newspaper
    Windex
    Paper Towels
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    Procedure:

    First remove the door panels. Remove the bezel and unhook the window/mirror connections. There are two screws that are covered up by the door bezel that is now visible. Remove the 2 screws. Then remove the push pin that is located on the inside side of the door speaker. Now lift up and out. The door should come out with ease.
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    Now, the painting part. Clean the top part of the door with Windex and paper towels.

    Now begin masking the door panel off. Remember to go inbetween the folds so the line is hidden.
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    Be sure to push the tape down so it sticks. I used one of my keys.
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    Don't forget the edges!
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    Now mask off the areas you don't want to paint.
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    Let's spray. Being by spraying a few light coats. It will not cover the first 3 coats or so, so spray a light coat and let dry for 10 minutes or so.
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    After many coats it will look like this!
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    Let dry for a few days, and remove the masking tape. Here's what it should look like!
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    If possible let dry off the car for 7 days. If not then install after a few and be careful for the next 4-5 days. Mine was sticky (even now it is) but it doesn't come off. It's getting better with use however.

    Also the color is slightly off. It might be better to go with flat black and a clear coat, but it's good enough no one will notice. It just looks glossier than the regular OEM plastic. I think it
    's fine personally.
     
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    Coastie New Member

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    Thank you very much, awesome guide.
     
  3. chaoticdismay

    chaoticdismay the rippin and the tearin

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    looks clean. too shiny, but clean :)



    now, someone needs to post a link to dark charcoal spray paint, i have something black that needs to match everything else :p
     
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    Any idea on how long it takes to become not sticky?
     
  6. chaoticdismay

    chaoticdismay the rippin and the tearin

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  7. MadStang

    MadStang HAHA WUT

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    mmm, I'm going to look into this. I want something that won't be glossy though....
     
  8. juan310

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    get flat black paint. i used duplicolor vinyl on the door console and its stuck on real well
     
  9. MadStang

    MadStang HAHA WUT

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    did it match the rest of the car's black?
     
  10. Duke

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    honestly, I might have put a little too much paint on, so that might be why. It's getting less tacky with use. That and I put some Poorboy's Trim Restorer on it and it's barely sticky not.

    For the off in color, like I said. It's a tad different (with some Trim Restorer or other dash protectant it's the same gloss), as the black is a tad darker OEM, but it just looks like I put new panels on. I think it's perfect, and most will never notice unless you see it at certain angles and it's still hard to see.
     
  11. MadStang

    MadStang HAHA WUT

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    i'm picky with perfection and it'd bother the hell out of me.

    I'll probably buy the paint that's made for my year interior and go from there.
     
  12. Duke

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    trust me, I'm more OCD then you'll ever be :lol:
     
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    Don't you have holes in your trunklid where the spoiler used to be?
     
  14. MadStang

    MadStang HAHA WUT

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    plugged them up with crystal white+clear painted bolts.
     
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    MadStang HAHA WUT

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    :lol: I'm just saying. If someone were to tell me my interior's nice, I'd probably point out everything wrong with it, the same way I do with the exterior of the car. There are so many problems that I need to fix.
     
  16. slow_v6_stang

    slow_v6_stang Two Eaton blown Fords

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    i only have one problem with your write-up, it should go something like this...

    nothing is worse than having your masking tape not come off because of dried paint
     
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    i'm pleased to announce that after a week of use and some Poorboy's trim restorer the stickiness is gone! :D
     
  18. SchwaebzGT

    SchwaebzGT What?

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    good writeup, didi the exact same thing for my car:thumbup:
     
  19. Duke

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    so i broke down. My anal retentive ways have forced me to redo my doors. I'm going to redo it with satin black instead of gloss and maybe clearcoat. :lol:
     
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    CragarShinoda Go Tennessee Vols!!!

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    Often times found passed out behind the bar. Also
    Actually, I would use a wax and grease remover first, then apply adhesion promoter such as Bulldog and then trim paint. Always remove the tape before the paint is completely dry, and pull the tape back soas to cut the paint clean.